Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Blank Gameweek 36?

Despite four teams missing out on Blank Gameweek 36, there are still plenty of options for the latest Fantasy Premier League captaincy decision.

Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) jointly lead the Golden Boot race and, with three fixtures remaining for both, they are among the favourites to find the net this weekend.

But is there some potential ground to make up with some outside candidates? With Manchester City now likely to play a more regular starting XI, should we consider their assets for the armband? Do Everton strikers appeal against a leaky Sheffield United defence?

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you with this week’s captaincy conundrum. As this includes extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As expected, the two main Golden Boot candidates are leading the captaincy poll ahead of Blank Gameweek 36. So far, Liverpool’s Salah has been handed over 35.6% of total votes by our users.

Second-placed Kane has received just above 20.3% of votes ahead of his home match against Wolves.

The top five is closed by some familiar names, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, 8.8%), Riyad Mahrez (£8.0m, 4.4%) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.6m, 3.7%).

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2,868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Andre_The_Giant
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Nacho => Antonio seems to make the most sense. Own Bamford and DCL.

    Anyone else worth considering?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wood and Adams

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      My pick was Antonio fwiw

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      same front two and really did consider Antonio but got Kane instead

  2. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I currently have 8 players so resigned to take a hit or two:

    1) Dallas & Son (-4)
    2) Foden & Kane (-4)
    3) Son & Antonio (-4)
    4) Dallas, Foden & Kane (-8)
    5) Dallas, Son & Antonio (-8)

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      i did 5 no choice really

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I like 1 or 3. 3 slightly better

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I did No 5 :).

  3. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    DCL, Ings or Bamford?

    (Already have Kane and Antonio)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      DCL

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Whoever has performed best for you in the past. As they are all fairly equal right now.

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      DCL

    4. Honker Muddlefoot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If I had the transfer to spare, I’d be tempted to go DCL, and then flip him for Wood in GW38 to get double SHU matches. If transfers are needed elsewhere, though, I’d go Bamford.

  4. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which two to transfer in this week?

    A. Bale
    B. Son
    C. Mahrez

    1. Antonio
    2.DCL

    * I’m 29k in world and 60 behind in mini league*

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio and Son in my humble opinion

    2. Honker Muddlefoot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I like Antonio and Son, too. Good luck, mate!

  5. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    FH Team as of now

    Pickford
    Zinchenko TAA Keane
    Son Salah Mahrez Bale
    DCL Kane Antonio

    Martin Vestergaard Brownhill Mitchell

    *Triple Everton more by outcome than design
    *Was doing Mane/Jota but last nights Shenanigans has left me in doubt as to who will start so went Bale
    *I know Stones more nailed to start probably but feel Zinchenko will bring in more points if he does

    Thoughts welcome.

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Happy to take comments on the team guys. Triple Spurs and Triple Everton my biggest concern.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Stones instead of Zinc maybe?

  6. mr messi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Need a differential from Son - Bale or Mahrez?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bale or Mahrez then, Mahrez will probably miss one of the next three though

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez and captain if chasing...go big or go home?!! That's my move anyway, I have a few 40/50 pointers above me in cash ML's to try and reel in?!!

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez

  7. Hitthewall
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Who to bring in for this GW only?

      Alioski or Ayling

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Alioski

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Already taken a -4 to bring in DCL and Raphina for Nacho & Maddison... should I take another hit, -8 to bring in Meslier for Mendy?

      Currently have Forster who may not even play so at best I'd be fielding 10.

      1. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Im in the same boat and not bothering with a GK this week, there is still an extremely slim chance Forster plays

    • RedJive79
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      GTG?? Or start Struijk over Jota?

      Martinez
      Dallas / TAA / Digne
      Salah(c) / Son / Jota / Lingz
      Bam / Kane(vc) / DCL

      Areola / Struijk / Greenwood / Veltman

      1. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        GTG

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        even if jota doesnt start, a half hour against WBA might be enough for him to register a Goal or Assist so leave him in.

      3. Il Capitano
          2 months, 10 days ago

          GTG

      4. Pointless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Do we know how fit Ings is? I’m thinking of getting in for Iheanacho instead of Bamford or Antonio. Thanks

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Fit enough for an incoming brace!

      5. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        How's my FH looking?

        Pickford
        TAA Dallas Digne
        Salah(C) Son Mahrez Foden
        Kane DCL Ings

        Forster Raphina Phillips Mitchell

        1. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Good to go.

      6. Ziyech on the Bench
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Do you guys think Cavani plays against Fulham? I’m assuming Ole rotates final gameweek?

      7. Henrik Larsson
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Is it made to be ditching Bruno after this triple GW heroics?

          Realistically i'm only expecting him to start one of their remaining games and I could bring in someone who will play in all three..... Not sure who though!

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Makes total sense to remove him if you think he’ll only play 1 game

          2. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Keep for Fulham and then ditch?

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Has anything come out about Cash? I have El Mohamady as fodder on my bench so he'll be useful this week to play!

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            amazed if cash plays

        • Nomar
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          FH team

          Martinez
          TAA, Digne, Dallas
          Foden, Salah (c), Son, Lingard
          Ings, Kane, DCL

          Forster, Mitchell, Bissouma, Kilman

          Think that’s locked in for me.

          1. H.E. Pennypacker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            is this a Free Hit team? I f*****g missed the deadline for my FH last week, really need to make up for that with a FH team this week.

            1. Nomar
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yes, it’s my Free Hit team for this blank GW.

              1. H.E. Pennypacker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 10 days ago

                nice one, thanks! I really fancy Ings to reward selection

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Ings captain?

          MFFA

          1. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Why not?

          2. Reedy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Might Find Fulham Amenable?
            Might F*** Fulham in the A**?

            I don't know what your acronym means, but this could be a good move.

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Make Fantasy Fun Again

        • Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Does anybody know a website showing the top 10K average scores of previous GWs? LiveFPL seems to show the last week only.

        • Better Call Raul
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Do we expect Mendy and Rudiger to play the final and be benched vs Leicester ?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Chelsea and expect don’t go together
            Bit of a lottery

            1. Better Call Raul
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Wondering whether I'm safe for GW37 with Mendy and Forster

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Have the same duo
                Moving Rudiger this week to keane and contemplating Mendy to dubvraka this week or next

              2. citizenkane
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Have Mendy/Forster too. Thinking of doing Mendy > Pickford this week for -4, might pay off over 3 weeks.

              3. Tommy J
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                You may not have a GW 36 keeper if these are your current two

          2. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Kepa will play the final and Mendy will probably be back for Leicester. I expect Rudiger to play both. Lei is a very important game to guarantee a CL spot.

        • Plagued by indecision
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thoughts on this -8. For context, I've done what I needed to do this season, and won my main minileague. I'm about 75k in the world (was 1.2m in GW18) so anything more would be a bonus.

          Fabianski (Forster)
          Coady / TAA / Lowton (Rudiger / Holding)
          Son / Salah / Harrison / Lingard / Bale
          Kane / DCL (Davis)

          Torn for (c) between Kane, Bale and DCL.

        • FootballDog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Aren't people worried about Kane ,. If Dele and Bale start. They likely to eat up Kane goals opportunities.....

          1. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            My season was over long ago, so no, I’m not bothered at all.

            Anything I get now is gravy.

            1. FootballDog
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              fair enough

          2. Ruinenlust
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Kane has 0 attacking returns under Mason

            1. FootballDog
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              well wow, didn't realize

        • tabby98
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          What to do here guys?

          Forster
          Dias, TAA, Coady, Shaw*
          Lingard, Salah, Jota
          Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

          Mendy* | Bruno*, Rudiger*, Saka*

          £0m ITB 1FT

          A) Shaw ---> Dallas/Coufal
          B) Bruno ---> Son
          C) Iheanacho + Shaw ---> Bamford + Coufal (-4)

        • gawa11
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Who will score more points over the last few games?
          Bamford
          Antonio
          Firmino
          Wood
          Ings

        • phuang
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Used up my 1 FT to bring in Son for Fernandes with $3.1 ITB.

          Forster
          Targett, TAA, Coady
          Salah, Son, Zaha, Pereira, Lingard
          Kane, DCL

          Bench: Mendy, Rudiger, Nacho, Holding

          Looking at my team currently, reckon there's a few changes that can improve my team for the last 3 GW.

          Which one you would go for by taking a -4 hit?

          A: Forster > Meslier/Pickford/Ederson
          B: Coady > Digne/Dallas
          C: Pereira > Mahrez/Raphinha
          D: Iheanacho > Bamford

        • mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          No mention of Mane in the Differential article or even for the captaincy? Surely he is motivated to make his mark after being benched last night

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Exactly!

        • Reeker
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Castagne to:
          1. Dias
          2. Coleman
          3. Coufal

          Have Shaw, Dallas, Trent and Rudiger

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            3

          2. The_Bar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Coufal

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Any news from Moyes?

        • royals forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Hi

          Your help is needed please

          Who is the best 7.5 MF to have for the last few GWs of the season with this front 8

          Fernandes Saka Son Lingard xxxxxxx

          DCL Kane Watkins

          Any ideas would be welcomed

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Jota?

          2. Jimmer887766
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Jota or Raphina. Can switch to Greenwood for GW37

        • John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          a) Save transfer
          b) Dunk > Coleman and bench Reguilon

          1. Jimmer887766
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Reg may get assist and clean sheet

            1. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Granted but Spurs are completely useless

          2. The_Bar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Stick with Reguilon

            1. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Ta

          3. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            A

          4. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            A, Reguilon is a very good pick for this week

          5. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks all. I got carried away with the Everton Wall

        • Jimmer887766
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Need help please

          1) Pick one: Bale, Son, Mahrez, Foden

          2) Have Targett. Hold or -4 to Digne or Dallas?

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            1) Son
            2) Hold

        • The_Bar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Last FH Decision
          A) Lingard & Antonio
          B) Lingard & Foden
          C) Foden & Antonio

          Pickford
          Digne | Alexander-Arnold | Coufal
          Mane | Salah | Mahrez | (lingard) | (foden)
          Kane | DCL | (Antonio/Vydra)

          1. Jimmer887766
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            C